Now that it's the new year I suppose I should post some sort of shallow post where I look back fondly on 2004, give some sort of retrospective, then look forward optimistically to 2005, and top it off with some resolutions which I won't follow.
OK, 2004 was pretty sucky. Well, not completely sucky, but it was certainly not my best year. Certainly not in the top 5. Maybe not even in the top 10. I wouldn't say it was my worst year ever though. There was definitely some major suckiness during the early 90's, (middle school in NJ is not a fun place if you're neither popular nor athletic.) I also cannot remember 1978-1981, but I'm assuming they went pretty well overall. But, in a nutshell, I'm glad 2004 is over.
For starters, work didn't really go that well. Granted, it could have been much worse. Around April and May I was really worried I was going to be fired, and up until November I was still convinced I wasn't getting any sort of bonus this year. Since those of us on Wall Street rely on our bonuses for a major portion of our compensation, this is a pretty serious concern. Fortunately, things ended well, and I'm looking forward to having a good year going forward.
Second, I have been single since mid-February. And, while I've had a few quasi-relationship things since then, there's been no girl elevated to the status of Signficant Other yet. I've never been particularly dismayed about being single - I'm willing to wait for the right girl to come along. However, as more of my friends get married, I find myself in need of a date for a variety of social events. I hate scrambling for dates.
Oh, and that whole Presidential election thing. I don't think I need to go into details on that issue. All I'll say is that given two horrendous candidates, we somehow managed to pick the lesser of the two. Probably. Honestly I don't even know.
So, enough of 2004. On to 2005. I don't plan on making any resolutions for the new year, since I never follow through. Last year I planned on taking the GMATs, taking some classes at CUNY, and running on a regular basis. Yup, 0 for 3. I have been going to the gym on a very regular basis though, so I did manage to succeed on the resolution that many people make every year but I didn't.
So, with that in mind, I'll state the following: I hereby do NOT resolve to write more in LJ. I do NOT resolve to run a 10k this spring. And I definitely do NOT resolve to find myself a girl in time for all those summer weddings I have coming up.